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welcome to newsday. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. the headlines: the search is set to resume in thailand for 12 teenage footballers and their coach, who've been trapped in a flooded cave since saturday. and fake news takes its toll in india, with false rumours behind a series of brutal murders. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: prince william arrives in israel, becoming the first british royal to make an official visit to the country. and in the world cup, another two teams qualify in dramatic fashion for the knockout stages as the top 16 take shape. we are live in moscow. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. good morning. it's 7am here in singapore, midnight in london and 6am in northern thailand, where rescue divers will restart searching a flooded cave
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to try to find 12 young football players and their coach. the group of children, who are aged between 11 and 16, became trapped inside the cave‘s narrow tunnels when a section near the main entrance was flooded. jonathan head has more on the story. thai navy divers are battling strong currents, deep water and mud—blocked passages in the cave complex, as they try to find the missing boys. but they've still not made contact with them. they were reported missing on saturday, after a football practice. their bicycles were found left close to the cave entrance. and the boys posted this photo on facebook, takenjust before they went down. the complex stretches for many miles. they've not been able to reach the furthest caves. that's where they hope the party may still be trapped. theirfamilies have been coming to the caves to wait for news.
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so far, the divers have reached the largest of the underground chambers and they've seen what they believe are handprints on the wall, but nothing else. this area is well known to experienced cavers and a popular destination during thailand's dry season, but with heavy monsoon rains falling here already for several weeks, going deep into the caves now was a risky thing to do. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. our other top story this hour. the lower house of the british parliament has approved controversial plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport near london — the busiest in europe. ministers say the project — which has been debated for more than a decade — will create tens of thousands of jobs. london's mayor, sadiq khan, condemned the decision, saying it would result in intolerable noise levels and worsening air quality. the eyes to write, for the 15. the
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nos to the left, 119. this is a momentous moment really because this question of how to expand our airport capacity in the uk has dogged successive governments now for decades and we nearly a0 last decades, different governments have grappled in whether or not the solution lies in expanding heathrow, the uk's main airport, just outside london, or whether there should be a new airport called entirely, perhaps somewhere towards the south coast or maybe it in expansion of gatt with would be a solution. this has been talked about for years, it has proved a very divisive solution. —— gatwick. in the end, mps have voted
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to approve a third runway at heathrow. they have also tried to ensure mps who were concerned about the environmental impact, but that could be diminished by the use of new technology coming into aircraft but also changing the way the flight patterns work and that could diminish the impact this will have on residents in that part of london, but this is a controversial, even though mps have approved it, because there are fewer major capital cities in the world with its main hub airport so close to the centre of the city, in such a populated area, andi the city, in such a populated area, and i think the concerns about the impact this is going to have on residents in that bit of london, on the environment, they are going to continue even once the bulldozers have moved in. also making news today: thousands of iranians have taken to the streets of tehran in the biggest anti—government protests since 2012. protesters are calling for iran to end its foreign interventions in syria and elsewhere,
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to concentrate on the economic crisis at home. riot police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. there have also been huge demonstrations too in the argentine capital buenos aires, in support of a general strike which brought services to a standstill across the country. it's the third such 2a hour stoppage against austerity measures, job cuts, and a plunging currency under president mauricio macri. a young australian is being hailed as a hero in china, after becoming the first—ever foreign organ donor in the city of chongqing. 27—year—old phillip hancock, who'd been teaching english in china, died last month from diabetes—related complications. his liver and kidneys were used in three life—saving operations. his corneas helped two people to see again. china has one of the world's lowest rates of organ donation. now off the top of your head, what's the best way to pay tribute to your favourite world cup football star? maybe perhaps to get a portrait of your idol sculpted into your hair, of course. for this talented colombian barber,
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cristiano ronaldo is a bit of a favourite, along with home—grown players, including james rodriguez and radamel falcao. each portrait takes almost three hours of creativity and precision. the pentagon has confirmed that two military bases in texas would be used as temporary camps to house migrants. last week, president trump said he would end the practice of separating these migrants from their children. more than 2000 youngsters have been affected since his administration introduced the policy in april. some parents who've now been released from detention but remain apart from their children have been speaking at a press conference in el paso, texas. translation: and never imagined they we re translation: and never imagined they were going to take my son away, i thought they would send us were ever
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together. -- i never imagined. the most difficult thing was being separated from my daughter, she cried, calling for me, saying she wanted to be with me. it was the most difficult moment of my life. i was not expecting it. an official gave me the news that i would be separated from my son because i was facing a criminal charge. in india, false rumours about child kidnapping gangs circulating on social media have led to a spate of brutal murders. eight people have been killed by lynch mobs in the past two months. dan johnson reports now from bangalore — the heart of india's silicon valley — where police are appealing to the public and the media to stop the spread of fake news. a warning: there are some graphic images in his report. here, the drip feed of fake news stirred a frenzy of rumour, and an
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innocent life was lost. he was 25, an outsider who came to the streets in search of work. he found people gripped by suspicion and fear. tie him up, they shout, hit him. people mistook him for a child kidnapper based on this fake news on facebook. they started thrashing him, they dragged him on the road. there are women in the crowd. look who is pulling him, they arejust women in the crowd. look who is pulling him, they are just children. then he is beaten with cricket bats and seek is. left in the road, he died on the way to hospital. —— sticks. this is not some remote village, this is bangalore. india's third city, it is modern and diverse, the heart of the it industry. and yet here under this
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flyover, he became a victim of india's fake news firestorm. this is the footage that worried so many, a p pa re ntly the footage that worried so many, apparently evidence of the kidnapping threat. and look, we found the same viral video just yards from where he was killed. do you believe that video is real? yeah, yeah. that this is not a real abduction, it is not even in india. the unedited version shows it is actually a child safety film from pakistan. everyone thinks this is real but after the police informed us, we real but after the police informed us, we now real but after the police informed us, we now know that this is fake. at whatsapp messages talked of 200 kidnapper is coming to bangalore, and when news channels supported the rumours 5000 are said to be hunting the children. they want parents to be aware. after watching these videos and the news, we are concerned about the safety of our children. we don't believe the police but when we see the videos,
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it takes us unsure. i wonder what is true and what is not. and it is cheap smart phones that spread such uncertainty so quickly, so the police must ply the streets to uphold the truth. the antidote to poisonous rumours, reassurance for an anxious community. an online too, officers at detecting lies, trying to dispel the myths. officers at detecting lies, trying to dispelthe myths. people officers at detecting lies, trying to dispel the myths. people are spreading such type of news, which are not quite vindicated. across india, eight lives have been lost in this way the fallacy defeat in fact. fake news is a challenge we all grappled with, but here it is proving deadly. -- verified. britain's prince william has arrived in israel — the first member of the british royal family to undertake an official visit to the country. he will also visit the palestinian territories. 0ur royal correspondent
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nicholas witchell is travelling with prince william on his five day tour of the middle east, and he sent this report. it had become an anomaly which needed to be corrected. israel is a country with which britain has generally good relations, yet for 70 years — since its creation — there has never been an official visit by a member of the british royalfamily. the region's problems have meant the moment has never been deemed to be right. but as prince william arrived at tel aviv airport this afternoon, israel was removed from the diminishing list of nations to which the british royals don't travel. but for all the welcoming smiles, this is a visit which has required a more than usual degree of care in its preparation and one precondition. british officials made it clear from the outset that the visit to israel could only take place if william was also able to visit palestinian territories. it's intended to demonstrate britain's policy of evenhandedness between the israelis and the palestinians. royal visits are all
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about symbolism, so as well as the solemnity of a visit to yad vashem — israel's memorial to those killed in the holocaust — there will be meetings with israeli leaders and a trip to the palestinian territories to meet the palestinian leadership. forwilliam, it's a rapid immersion in the challenges of the middle east. his visit began injordan. there, alongside the sightseeing at the ruined city ofjerash, where his wife catherine was photographed aged four with herfamily, there were meetings with refugee children from syria. the region's problems are complex, and this week, william's diplomatic skills are being tested as he sees them at first hand. nicholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... we report on china and taiwan's
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rocky relationship as military exercises sparked fresh tensions. also on the programme: we'll have the latest on the world cup in russian, after spain and portugal made it through to the knockout stages. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center, armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8, god told him to plead guilty,
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and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm babita sharma in london. our top stories: search and rescue teams in thailand prepare for another day of looking for members of a teenage football team and their coach lost in caves after it was flooded by rain. police in india are appealing to the public after false rumours about child kidnapping gangs on social media of led to a series of brutal murders. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. let's start with china daily.
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the paper reports that negotiations between the eu and china are moving quickly, with both declaring their opposition to protectionism. chinese prime minister li keqiang said china will work with the eu to prevent such practices from impacting the world economy and potentially causing a recession. turning now to the new york times and they lead with the trump effect in germany. president trump has been outspoken in his criticism of german chancellor angela merkel, but reportedly his criticism only serves to boost chancellor merkel‘s popularity with german voters. and the world cup continues to capture the public imagination. the japan times features this picture of the japan team, one of many squads who are performing far better than expected. now babita, what's
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caught your eye online? now to russia, where both spain and portugal havequalified for the knockout stages of the football world cup. earlier the host nation was beaten by uruguay, though both were already through. so much drama. you mentioned the hosts, uruguay, in group a. we will get onto them later because less drama in group a because they were through before they faced each other in samara but group b, wow, it should have been straightforward for portugal and spain, but sitting on four points and needing a draw in their respective matches. iran, the fly in the ointment because if they'd beaten portugal, they would have gone through. let's start with that match in saransk. absolutely
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everything, so much controversy, iran almost knocking out portugal. portugal made a fantastic start as expected, it didn't come from cristiano ronaldo. but an absolute beauties scored but then things started to unravel a bit for the portuguese. a penalty awarded to them. ronaldo stepped up to go to them. ronaldo stepped up to go to the top of the golden boot race. well, that penalty was missed. then there was a va our decision which we thought was going to go ahead, go against cristiano ronaldo for elbowing and uranium player. —— an iranian player. iran then won a penalty. they almost got a winner and it finished 1—1 so portugal go ahead. just as much drama. that was
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in kaliningrad between spain and morocco. this was 2—2. spain got the point and they go through on top of that group as well. the openly gifted for morocco. then a well worked equaliser but morocco got what they thought was going to be a winner. and in the va our stepped in yet again. a goal disallowed. the va are overruled the referee. spain got their equaliser after all. —— var. when we took a breath and filled in our wall charts, we could see that spain are now going to face russia here in moscow next sunday. portugal are going to face uruguay on the sunday. it promises to be just as dramatic. group a, that is how russia slipped up, really. those
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thumping big wins against egypt and saudi arabia. i think this was the day that they woke up and smell the vodka here in russia because uruguay we re vodka here in russia because uruguay were simply too good for them. this was in samara. south americans have really grown into this tournament. luis suarez scored the first kick. a russian owned gold bull for a well—deserved third goal so russia, only runners—up and they have got the spaniards. let's get more from samara now. here in samara, this wasn't russia's game. there was a man sent off. there is a russian revolutionary ever there with a scarf. but there is one big effects,
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russia has moved to the last 16 of the rome world cup. an incredible achievement when you consider russia came into the tournament is the lowest ranked side. i am very proud andi lowest ranked side. i am very proud and i thought that we will win and we will go but it been good. as you can see, the russian fans are staying positive and the russian authorities are very pleased, not only because their team has won two games in the group stage but because they feel that already, this world cup, their world cup has been a public relations success. steve rosenberg bear in samara. we will see how those russian fans feel
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about things after the game in spain against —— the game in moscow against —— the game in moscow against spain on sunday. the each of the game in volgograd, we thought it would be dull but it was nothing of the sort. a fantastic game, this one. egypt put ahead by mo salah. they were fielding their goalkeeper, at a5 years and 161 days, the oldest player ever to appear at the world cup. saudi arabia got a late winner. also a penalty. it's going to get even more dramatic. tomorrow, argentina could be heading out to the world cup. there's been rising tension in the last few days between china and taiwan as two mainland warships sailed along taiwan's east coast. they were moving in open waters but close to taiwan's territorial waters. in response taiwan's defense ministry scrambled its fighter jets and ships to monitor the chinese warships. these exercises are becoming increasingly common as tensions rise between the two rivals.
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joining us live is our taipei correspondent cindy sui. are these chinese military exercises/moves near taiwan becoming more frequent and if so why? at one point, they got as close as 60 nautical miles from one of the outlying islands near taiwan before they started moving between the channel between taiwan and the philippines into the south china sea. even though it seems very pro— mok —— provocative, the taiwanese military is treating it in a casual manner, saying they have not adopted any special procedures. they simply scrambled bed jets and naval vessels
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to monitor chinese vessels. in the past two years, there have been more than 30 such incidences where china has sent its aircraft or military vessels close to taiwan's waters so it's becoming quite the norm now so every time the taiwanese military would send out its own forces to monitor the movements of the chinese vessels, one thing we need to point out is these movements of the chinese military have only become frequent in the last two years, since taiwan's president from the pro—independence party came to power so in many ways, this is sending a message to taiwan to warn it against going towards the path of independence and also, it is a form of psychological —— it is a form of psychological warfare to make the public question the policies of the president. you see this is becoming more frequent even though china has been making moves like this for decades now near taiwan. how are the
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taiwanese public responding? is there a sense of nervousness around this? not really. the taiwanese public have gotten used to these military exercises that are carried out by china and in many ways, they feel that china will not cross the line. in the taiwan straight, the body of water. they understand china will be very careful and hopefully beijing will be very careful and there will be no accidents that could lead to conflicts that could have been avoided. 0n the whole, people are not nervous, they are calm but that does have a psychological effect on the taiwanese public. they do worry about the relations between the two sides in what could happen in the future if relations do not improve. certainly with china's moves elsewhere in the region, is disputed territories. thank you so much for
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joining us, cindy. you have been watching newsday. stay with us — the bank closure in mumbai that is leaving the city's sex workers without any other banking options. and before we go, here's a life—saving dog with a difference. poncho the police dog works for the madrid force and he's not playing here — he is actually attempting chest compressions, after his handler pretends to collapse. he even listens for a heartbeat. it's not hard to see why the clip has attracted 2 million hits on social media. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. whether you like it or not, there is
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absolutely no end in sight to this hot spell we are experiencing right now and it is a heatwave, temperatures will remain well above average for the rest of the week and into the weekend as well. monday was the hottest day of the year so far, 30 celsius and many of us experienced temperatures in the higher or mid—20s and the jet stream is way to the north of us across iceland there, rushing into northern scandinavia with a bit of a dip here into the mediterranean. we will talk about what that means for the mad in about what that means for the mad in a second but as far as we're concerned, high pressure dominating the scene stretching into scandinavia and the whole of west and central europe and southern scandinavia will be warming up so through the early hours, very little happening on the weather front. all the weather is bypassing to the north of us is way above my head, closer to iceland. the morning will be mild, warm in the south. a little bit chilly in eastern scotland and the north—east of england, possibly
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single figures and we have a strong sunshine right from the word go on tuesday. beautiful day, some of us loving it, some of us, a bit too hot but what we find is more of an onshore breeze around these eastern coasts and the north sea is relatively cool is still so temperatures won't be all that high in hulland temperatures won't be all that high in hull and norwich. a deep orange is displaced further to the west is about is where the highest temperatures will be. i suspect around 30 in the midlands, london may be only the high 20s for example on tuesday. i mentioned the jet strea m on tuesday. i mentioned the jet stream dipping into the mediterranean. here we have a low pressure and the weather is not all that great around greece, the greek islands. 25 celsius expected in athens. we are actually warmer here in the uk than in athens at least on wednesday but that will change. athens hotting up to about 30 degrees in the next couple of days.
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back to the uk, a lot of hot weather around midweek. that is an onshore breeze around the kent coast, east anglia, that north sea coast. whole and norwich, a bit cooler, the low 20s. high 20s expected further west. even belfast, getting up to around 26 degrees, 28 in the lowlands of scotland. you don't need to be a meteorologist to guess that the next few days, sunshine galore, as i said, whether you like it or not. buy buy. you're watching bbc world news. i'm babita sharma. our top story: rescuers are set to resume their search for a youth football team who are trapped in a cave in thailand. 12 members of the team and their coach went missing when they went into the caves on saturday, but were trapped by heavy rain which flooded the entrance. members of parliament in britain have approved controversial plans to build a third runway at heathrow airport, near london — the busiest in europe. and prince william continues his tour of the middle east. he has arrived in israel, making him the first british royal
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to make an official visit to the country. the prince will also visit the occupied palestinian territories. it's being seen as a diplomatically sensitive trip to the region. that's all from me for now. stay with us here on bbc world news.
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